[Ads-l] foment

Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Wed Dec 3 17:45:39 UTC 2014

"Foment" always makes me think of The Fugs .

> Sir Kenneth Newman, the Commissioner of Police for metropolitan 
> London, who commands a force of 27,000, said he had intelligence 
> reports that anarchists and Trotskyites had fomented the series of 
> riots that has plagued Britain since violence erupted in an inner city 
> area of Birmingham called Handsworth on Sept. 9. 


The original album was No More Slavery, but on CD is on a couple of Best 
Of compilations. The NYT clip above is read as the intro to the song.

The song also makes an appearance on Eggcorn Archives under "Forment".


On 12/1/2014 5:46 PM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
> Well, def. 1 is out because "ties" aren't "material or physical."
> And the note that 2 is often used "in a bad way" seems to indicate that
> positive exx. are now quite rare - as Dan suggests.
> Which means that even if "fomenting" positive relations isn't brand-new,
> it's still pretty weird outside of tomorrow's Inglish.
> JL

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